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JJr142

Anybody here rode an R160 Q train yet?

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Ok,this is how it goes. I was waiting for a Q train at Dekalb avenue in Brooklyn, I was going Manhattan. When all of a sudden, i hear a rare sound. It was an R160. The lead car numbers was 87.., but i knew it had the Alstrom Propulsion. Next time, i will write down the numbers. I was litterally in excitement and was glad that there was finally an R160. I wish i had my camara to take a picture of it, but i didnt have it on me. I took it to 14 street union square for the 6 train.

So if anybody rode an R160, or saw one, comment here.

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R-160Bs have been running on the (Q) regularly for about two months now. I'm sure many here have rode one. I wouldn't consider it a rare sight at this point.

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I thought that they just came, since everytime i rode the Q, the only train i rode was an R68/A. I hope i get to catch it again, because that ride was Sweeeeeet.

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160's have been on the (Q6) for a while now. Rode one on the <Q> plenty of times, i ride the (Q) everyday and always get a hippo A both ways(Thank god). Theres about five to six sets, most of them being astom onix populsion sets.

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For me it was the first time i rode an R160 on the Quincy since i havent rode that line to Brooklyn for weeks. Good thing to know that they are running on that line.

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Tho they are not new, they are still rare during early-normal rush hours when I take the train. I see an R160 (Q) maybe two times a week the most. They're still all 68s most the time.

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I've been on one in mid-August when I railfannedin Brooklyn. I'll probably see another next week since I'll be railfanning in South Brooklyn again.

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i honestly rather continue using the R68A's on the (Q). the R160s that are on the (Q) look weird. and besides, i dont like the R160's at all. the sings are always broken, some trains keep breaking down in the tunnel, and the brakes are bad. the speed is good, thats the only thing good about the R160's. i just hate seeing them on the (Q).

 

Sings Broken on the R160...

 

you can be on the (Q), and on the inside, itll say (N) or (W).

trains are no good on the Brighton Line.

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i honestly rather continue using the R68A's on the (Q). the R160s that are on the (Q) look weird. and besides, i dont like the R160's at all. the sings are always broken, some trains keep breaking down in the tunnel, and the brakes are bad. the speed is good, thats the only thing good about the R160's. i just hate seeing them on the (Q).

 

you can be on the (Q), and on the inside, itll say (N) or (W).

trains are no good on the Brighton Line.

 

LOL, they don't look much different from R-160s on the (N). But I guess they look bad everywhere if you hate them. Don't believe false propaganda about them breaking down. AFAIK, they don't have a higher amount of breakdowns than other equipment. Please explain about the breaks. The interior displays (called FIND) are definitely a problem with R-160Bs. I've even seen one signed as a (B) when it was an (N). B)

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i honestly rather continue using the R68A's on the (Q). the R160s that are on the (Q) look weird. and besides, i dont like the R160's at all. the sings are always broken, some trains keep breaking down in the tunnel, and the brakes are bad. the speed is good, thats the only thing good about the R160's. i just hate seeing them on the (Q).

 

 

Amen, i agree 100% with this post.

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Yep, i rode on an R160 Q. It was siemens and yea, those FINDS are messed up to the bone. When i rode it yesterday, the FIND was displaying that the current stop is Kings highway, and the last stop is Atlantic avenue. I was at 57st in manhattan, going to take it to brooklyn. Almost everytime i ride the R160 in the (N), the FINDS are frozen or now working at all. Well, it happened in the (N), now its happening on the (Q).

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why people here care so much about the find system rather works or not....as long the train works yall should be happy.that ''find'' not the important thing on the train and half of the people on the train don't even pay attention to it anyway. Half of the time I don't even look at it.

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why people here care so much about the find system rather works or not....as long the train works yall should be happy.that ''find'' not the important thing on the train and half of the people on the train don't even pay attention to it anyway. Half of the time I don't even look at it.

 

 

Thank you very much.....I'm so glad you said it, I was just talking about this with my friend on the phone not to long ago!

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Im going to have to agree with that. As long the train gets you to point A to B. But remember, what about if a tourist or an elderly person rides an R160, and doesnt remember all of the stations, they are gonna to turn to the FIND, and what happens if it displays the wrong stations, thay gonna think they're in the wrong train, and their ride will be like hell. Even if the annoucements are messed up, or the C/R speaks too low and they cant hear the next stop. So it kind of important that the FINDS are working, especially for a tourist, an elderly person, and for people who dont remember the all the stations well.

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Im going to have to agree with that. As long the train gets you to point A to B. But remember, what about if a tourist or an elderly person rides an R160, and doesnt remember all of the stations, they are gonna to turn to the FIND, and what happens if it displays the wrong stations, thay gonna think they're in the wrong train, and their ride will be like hell. Even if the annoucements are messed up, or the C/R speaks too low and they cant hear the next stop. So it kind of important that the FINDS are working, especially for a tourist, an elderly person, and for people who dont remember the all the stations well.

 

Well, in that case it's an awfully good thing that people have eyes they can use to read station signage as the train is pulling into any station in the system :D

 

...unless this elderly, blind tourist who doesn't remember stations is also illiterate, blind in one eye, and doesn't speak english... B)

 

The FINDs are well and good but they should never replace common sense. Technology is a tool but never RELY on it, just ask the guy who followed his GPS onto MNCR trackage. whoops.

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why people here care so much about the find system rather works or not....as long the train works yall should be happy.that ''find'' not the important thing on the train and half of the people on the train don't even pay attention to it anyway. Half of the time I don't even look at it.

 

Thank you very much.....I'm so glad you said it, I was just talking about this with my friend on the phone not to long ago!

 

Im going to have to agree with that. As long the train gets you to point A to B.

 

LOL!!! Here we go again with the "as long as it gets me from point A to point B I don't give a shit speeches". Okay, that's true to an extent, but on THIS board you have to look beyond that. People DO look at the FIND and people get confused and turn to others to verify where the train is going when its frozen, from what I've seen on some occasions. Even if people learn to ignore them as they did with the rollsigns in the days when they were frequently messed with, how much $$$ has been spent on the FIND??? Is it reasonable to have orderd all these FINDs and then let them display incorrect information? This is a problem which should have been resolved during the testing period on the (N) and who knows how it will go at this point, they may never be fixed. Either way it should work right or it should be abandoned.

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I don't think the world will implode if the FIND doesn't work, but I also think that people will get epically confused if it isn't working properly. Say you just woke up, you're really tired, and you get on the first R160 Q that you see...

The FIND tells you you're going, say, toward Coney Island, when you really needed to go to 57th Street.

 

Of course it's not so bad, you'll realize the mistake eventually, but that's just an epic waste of time.

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The (MTA) needs to hire some technicians to fix the FIND. Why are they messed up anyways, a defect from the manufacturer?

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Ive ridden it a few times. The Announcements in Manhattan sound like they recorded them from a microsoft computer.

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